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Flight Delay Compensation Lawyers UK

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  • We have recovered over £70 million for our clients

Was your flight delayed, cancelled or overbooked?  You may be entitled to compensation of between £220* (€250) and £530* (€600) per passenger. Your rights are protected under the relevant flight claim European regulations.

How much can you claim for your fight delay?

The amount of compensation is based on the length of your delay and the distance you travelled, not how much your ticket cost. Airlines are legally bound to pay the compensation to you, but will most likely refuse to pay out. This is where we come in: we offer assistance and legal aid where it's required.

As easy as 1-2-3

Using our simple calculator, you can find out how much you may be entitled to in as little as 2 minutes. if you then decide to submit your claim, our expert legal team of solicitors will start working to make sure you receive the compensation you're legally entitled to.

No win no fee delayed flight claims

We do not charge you a fee should your claim be unsuccessful. We charge 20% plus vat of the compensation that we recover for you from online enquiries. This will also apply to any court proceedings that require to be raised against the airline, as we will recover the court costs from the airline.

Your legal rights for claiming flight compensation

Based on European Law, you are entitled to be protected as an air passenger. These rights are clearly defined in EU Regulation ec 261/2004 which determines the rights of airline passengers. Airlines will often claim "circumstances outwith their control", but they have recently failed in a major Supreme Court case, attempting to claim that technical problems with the aircraft was not their fault. So, if your flight has landed over 3 hours late, it’s likely that you’ll be entitled to compensation. Contact our Legal Experts TODAY and get back what you are entitled to.  

Claim Compensation for Delayed Flights  

Our expert compensation lawyers in UK can help you claim what you are entitled to due to delayed, cancelled or overbooked flights. Call 0800 038 7999 today or fill out our online enquiry form. 

What information do I need to provide to help my flight compensation claim?

To start your claim, the following information will be helpful:

  • The flight number and date of your flight
  • The booking reference for your flight
  • Details of any connecting flights


It would also be helpful to know if the airline told you why there was a delay/cancellation. We will need either a copy of your ticket or a copy of the confirmation of your booking.

Where can I find my flight number and booking code?

You can find your flight number and booking code on your ticket or booking confirmation. The flight number begins with the two-digit code of the airline and the two-to-four-digit flight number (e.g. LH 1234). The booking code (or booking number, reservation number or airline job number) is a combination of six letters, written in block capitals. E.g. AWXOIU.

What Documents do I Need to Make a Flight Compensation Claim?

For us to proceed with your case, we will need a copy of your flight confirmation. A booking confirmation ticket, email or a flight voucher must have a copy of one of these documents to enable us to proceed with your compensation claim.

Can I Make Claims for Other People?

Yes. You can claim as a group of people travelling. You need the permission of any other people before making a claim on their behalf.

Are there any Upfront Fees?

No. We bear all the costs of pursuing your claim including the insurance and any court or enforcement fees. Our no win no fee policy means we only deduct our charges from your compensation if we win.

What Is No Win No Fee?

Our no win no fee agreement means if your claim is unsuccessful, you won't have to pay us a penny and you don't have to pay an initial fee to start your claim.

How Much Will I Have to Pay?

For a successful online claim, we charge 20% plus vat of the compensation that we recover for you. This will also apply to any court proceedings that require to be raised against the airline, as we will recover the court costs from the airline.

How Much Compensation am I Likely to Receive?

Flights within EU up to 1,500km (932 miles)

More than 3 hours

€250

Any flight within the EU over 1,500km (932 miles) but less than 3,500 km (2,175 miles)

More than 3 hours

€400

Flights outside EU between 1,500km (932 miles) and 3,500km (2,175 miles)

More than 3 hours

€300

Flights outside EU more than 3,500km (2,175 miles)

Between 3-4 hours

€300

Flights outside EU more than 3,500km (2,175 miles)

More than 4 hours

€600

Can I Claim Flight Delay Compensation for an Infant?

A passenger who flies without charge is not entitled to flight compensation. If you paid money towards a child’s ticket you can claim the same amount of compensation for them as you would for an adult.

How Long Do I Have to Start a Court Claim in the UK?

This is governed by the law applicable to your claim. In Scotland, the time limit is five years from the date of the flight, and in England & Wales it is six years. A child normally has until his or her 24th birthday to start a claim.

Can I Claim Flight Compensation if I Missed a Connecting Flight?

Yes, even if the original flight wasn’t delayed by three hours. If a delayed flight means you miss a connecting flight and arrive at your end destination three or more hours late, you are still entitled to claim compensation.

Can I Claim Compensation if my Flight was Diverted?

If you’re taken to a different airport which results in you arriving at your end destination three hours late or more, you can make a claim for compensation.

Can I Claim Flight Delay Compensation if I Was Transferred to a Different Airline?

If you end up arriving at your end destination three hours late after being transferred to a different airline, you can still claim flight delay compensation from the airline you booked the flight with.

Are There Any Valid Defences to a Claim for Flight Compensation?

Airlines do not have to pay flight compensation where 'exceptional Circumstances' were the cause of the delay. ‘Exceptional circumstances’ include industrial action, severe weather conditions, security or safety decisions, air traffic management decisions, political problems, terrorism or sabotage. An exceptional circumstance does not include technical problems on the airline or crew shortage. Airlines will often claim "circumstances outwith their control", but they have recently ruled against the airline in a major Supreme Court case where the airline attempted to claim that technical problems with the aircraft was not their fault. So, if your flight has landed over three hours late, it is likely that you will be entitled to compensation.

When is a Flight Considered to be Cancelled?

The airline will consider a flight that did not leave as cancelled. As a passenger, you must have booked a ticket for the flight in question.

I was Transferred to a Flight that Took me to a Different Airport Near My Original Destination – Can I Claim Compensation?

Yes you can. The airline is also required to pay your travel should you wish to travel to an airport nearby.

Flight Claims Compensation Solicitors UK

If you have been in a situation where your flight was cancelled, delayed or if you missed a connection because of a delay, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Flight Delay Reclaims who can help you get the compensation you deserve. With over fifty years' experience, our expert solicitors will take the stress out of making a claim, and with our no win no fee service, you have no worries about upfront costs. Get in touch with us today via our online contact form or give us a call on 0800 038 7999.

 
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Meet the key Flight Delay Reclaims people

Colin Carr Reclaims Solicitor

Legal Experience

Director Colin Carr has over 30 years' experience as a solicitor, specialising in litigation. Over the past few years, he has developed a significant presence in the compensation field.

 

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